Educational finance

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Education economic aspects
Education funding
Tertiary funding
Briefing paper

Nobel Prize Committee says money matters in education

This research brief reviews the statement in support of the Nobel Prize for Economics for 2021 by the Prize Committee. The statement highlights the extensive empirical evidence that increased expenditure on education can improve test scores and future earnings, especially for disadvantaged students.
Case study

Exploring the value of QR in supporting researcher-scale activities

Quality Related (QR) funding from Research England provides an important source of support for research in English universities. This report identifies and explores the ways in which QR funding is used, its benefits, and how it complements other types of research income.
Briefing paper

An avoidable catastrophe: pandemic job losses in higher education and their consequences

Eighteen months after Australia's borders were first closed, things are getting worse for universities, not better. This research confirms that tertiary education has been hit by bigger job losses this year than any other non-agricultural sector in the economy.
Report

Australian investment in higher education

Pandemics, border closures and government reforms of student funding arrangements have resulted in the Australian higher education sector facing some of its greatest challenges. This report is part of a series examining investment in different parts of Australia’s education system, and examines investment over at...
Report

The state of higher education: one year in to the COVID-19 pandemic

This report looks at comparative statistics the OECD has collected across a number of education systems to track developments in the higher education sector throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

The China question: managing risks and maximising benefits from partnership in higher education and research

This study suggests that on its current trajectory, China is set to overtake the United States to become the world’s biggest spender on research and development, and the UK’s most significant research partner - raising pressing questions for policymakers at a time of rising geopolitical...
Report

Educational performance and funding in New Zealand: are our children getting the education they deserve?

This report takes a closer look at the evidence on New Zealand students’ educational achievement and examines whether a lack of funding may be playing a role in declining education performance.
Report

The crisis in the overseas student industry: how should government respond?

This report argues that universities should be required to deliver educational and research activity relevant to Australian domestic students and to Australian industry needs.
Briefing paper

Academic research budgets

This paper examines some of the budgetary issues facing the scientific research enterprise in the United States. The goal of this paper is to provide an overview of the key issues facing university budgets and research enablement and support services they fund, to determine whether...
Report

Rethinking Australian higher education

The Australian unified national system for higher education was established in 1988 for a range of reasons, but its essence was a solution to resolve a funding problem. This publication provides a detailed analysis of the current problems and issues, and examines opportunities to move...